Search Results: "Chuck Greaves"


BOOK REVIEW

HUSH MONEY by Chuck Greaves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"An auspicious debut. Jack would be welcome back in the winner's circle any time."
Greaves' ebullient first novel asks who killed a beloved horse and how—and shows some interest in human casualties as well. Read full book review >

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THE LAST HEIR by Chuck Greaves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2014

"Without ever breaking a sweat, Greaves gives an object lesson in how to work the greatest number of permutations with the smallest number of players. Pray that the man never takes up three-card monte."
Who exactly is the last heir to Napa Valley's Chateau Giroux? Read full book review >

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GREEN-EYED LADY by Chuck Greaves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2013

"Greaves (Hush Money, 2012) plots far more waggishly than real life could hope to imitate. Not one reader in a thousand will guess the ending."
A California senatorial candidate's tumble into a honey trap is only the beginning of attorney Jack MacTaggart's brightly daffy second case. Read full book review >

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BLACK CAT/WHITE CAT by Chuck Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"It's a great combination of feline antics and 3-D engineering. (Pop-up. 4-8)"
A pop-out book that combines paper engineering and artwork to convey concepts that illustrations alone could not. Read full book review >

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COLORS by Chuck Murphy
by Chuck Murphy, illustrated by Chuck Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Otherwise, the book is a little short of a complete rainbow. (Board book. 3-6)"
This entry in the Razzle Dazzle series (which covers Numbers, Shapes, and Opposites as well) may show that all that glitters is not necessarily captivating. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN FLY by Chuck Rosenthal
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A tale so devoid of wonder that no amount of clapping can breathe life into it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Peter Pan's son flies off to save Never Never Land from Capt. Hook in this painfully mirthless sequel. Read full book review >

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LOOP'S END by Chuck Rosenthal
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"The Loops are finally out of it."
The last in the trilogy (Loop's Progress, 1986; Experiments with Life and Deaf, 1987) immortalizing the eccentric Loop family of Erie, Pennsylvania, ends disconcertingly with a greeting-card platitude, after much self-conscious literary gamesmanship. Read full book review >

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JACK KEROUAC’S AVATAR ANGEL by Chuck Rosenthal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"There's hopped-up frenzy and plenty of wit here, but with a dead-Beat premise and more lampooning than plotting, this story hasn't a ghost of a chance."
The zaniness of Beat-specialist Rosenthal continues into his fifth novel (Loop's End, 1992, etc.), as Kerouac comes back from the dead to see what's shaking in his old haunts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Put this one with other small masterpieces and classics of tone and style—like, say, Strunk & White. Invaluable to any and all who love the word, wit, and the world."
A wonderful little treasure of learning, lightness, and literary history, journalist Zerby's first outing tracks the footnote through time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A fierce, frank skewering of the travel business and media."
An aggressively funny account of the world from an acerbic, energetic professional traveler who tells it like he sees it and has no reservations about sharing his stockpile of outrageous (mis)adventures and advice. Read full book review >